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Court documents offer details in Sunday shooting on Sadie Lane


More information has been released related to a shooting incident this weekend during a domestic disturbance on Sadie Lane near Dresden.

At 5:18 p.m. Sunday, May 19, Pettis County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a possible domestic disturbance at a rural residence after the reporting party called Pettis County Joint Communications.

According to a probable cause statement filed in the 18th Circuit Court, the caller explained that a man known to her, Jonathan Parkhurst, was “very intoxicated,” “possibly smoking marijuana” and “throwing things around.”

When deputies arrived, the caller said she would get Parkhurst while deputies waited in front and behind the home.

Parkhurst was heard whistling three times and then he fired three gunshots near the deputies. The deputies took cover and radioed for backup.

According to court documents, deputies counted a total of eight more rounds fired and heard Parkhurst yelling unintelligibly at a family member, who later recounted he came into the house and pointed the gun at her before identifying her and lowering the weapon.

After deputies found sufficient cover in a wooded area, they met with additional backup and began to set a perimeter around the west side of the property.

Pettis County Sheriff Brad Anders arrived and made phone contact with Parkhurst. After a few calls, Anders was able to get him to walk down the driveway with his hands up and surrender.

He was placed into custody at 6:06 p.m. and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold.

After applying for a search warrant, deputies later returned to the residence. Two spent shell casings were located on the side porch and multiple firearms were in the residence, which were seized as evidence and for safekeeping.

In a Facebook post Sunday night, Anders reported that there were no injuries during the incident.

Parkhurst has been charged with first-degree assault, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, and armed criminal action. He was issued a $250,000 bond. Information regarding upcoming court dates was not available at press time.